Proceedings of the First International Conference on Combinatorial and Optimization, ICCAP 2021, December 7-8 2021, Chennai, India

Research Article

Alpha Prototype Fabrication of Manual Cum Automatic Seed Sowing Machine

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2021.2314515,
        author={Rajesh  Ramadass and Anantha  Bharathi and Sridhar  S and Tharanraj  N},
        title={Alpha Prototype Fabrication of Manual Cum Automatic Seed Sowing Machine},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Combinatorial and Optimization, ICCAP 2021, December 7-8 2021, Chennai, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCAP},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={ideation detail design analysis manual cum automatic seed sowing machine},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2021.2314515}
    }
    
  • Rajesh Ramadass
    Anantha Bharathi
    Sridhar S
    Tharanraj N
    Year: 2021
    Alpha Prototype Fabrication of Manual Cum Automatic Seed Sowing Machine
    ICCAP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2021.2314515
Rajesh Ramadass1,*, Anantha Bharathi1, Sridhar S1, Tharanraj N1
  • 1: PSG College of Technology
*Contact email: rrh.prod@psgtech.ac.in

Abstract

Automatic seed sowing machine are expensive and not affordable by small farmers in India. Traditional method of seed sowing practice causes muscular fatigue. It also leads to severe back ache. This paper focuses on the prototype development of manual cum automatic seed sowing machine at a minimum cost and to reduce the muscular fatigue associated with traditional method of seed sowing practice. The activities of this work include ideation, detail design, analysis and finally prototype development. In the ideation stage, solutions were sketched and finally best solution was selected using weighted matrix method. The detail design emphasis on the overall dimension and bill of materials for the proposed final model. The ergonomic analysis was performed in Catia V5 using Manikin and results indicated moderate risk. The cost estimation of the final product was presented. A minor variation of the developed prototype is recommended for commercialization.